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Why Use Bacteria

Published: Thu, 4 Jul 2013 14:38:06
By: Michael Oleksak


Bacteria are the key ingredient in any biological filter.
Why Use Bacteria

Bacteria are the key ingredient in any biological filter. Bacteria are, naturally, what makes a biological filter - biological. 

Without the aid of bacteria, a biological filter is just a "solids" removal filter that doesn't remove organic waste and pollutants from the water!

Beneficial bacteria consume fish waste and other organic matter. They convert deadly ammonia into nitrites and then into harmless nitrates and nitrogen which is an integral part of pond filtration commonly referred to as "The Nitrogen Cycle".

For a better understanding of the role beneficial bacteria play in The Nitrogen Cycle, see the article on Bacteria Maintenance.


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